United Way and the City Heights Partnership for Children are bringing an enriching summer learning experience to children in City Heights. The goal is to combat summer slide, or the summer learning loss that impact many children in City Heights. For four weeks over the summer, there will be curriculum to enhance reading skills, confidence, and love for reading.
Students who participated last year maintained or increased their reading levels during the summer months. We're building on that momentum by expanding to four sites, and growing the program
tenfold, from 40 to 400 students! With that increase, we definitely need your help!
Join us to help children from kindergarten through fourth grade keep active in learning all summer long during this year’s Readers in the Heights starting Monday, July 24th, through Friday, August 18th, with shifts from 8:30am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Sign up below to help prevent summer slide by volunteering to be a reader or activity leader, there a lots of options for volunteering.
"Summer Slide" is the slippery slope of lowered reading proficiency that hits during the summer months, when kids aren't in school and engaged with reading material. Lower-income students lose an average of two months in reading achievement in the summer, while their middle-income peers tend to make gains. By the end of 5th grade, those children can be nearly three grade levels behind their more affluent peers in reading.
Last year, United Way of San Diego piloted Readers in the Heights, a summer reading camp, to combat Summer Slide in our local community, specifically in the Hoover
The students participating maintained or increased their reading levels during the summer months. Our Report Card shows super successes and we want to build on that momentum this summer.
Help us prevent summer slide by volunteering to be a reader or activity leader today!
United Way of San Diego County Calls for 400 Volunteers to Read and Interact with Students this Summer: Readers in the Heights Initiative in City Heights Expands Ten Times, Prevents Summer Slide Reading Loss - “Four weeks. Four sites. Four hundred students. Yes, United Way of San Diego County is going to need some help. In the second year of the “Readers in the Heights” initiative, helping students prevent summer slide and be active learners all summer long, United Way has expanded it from 40 students to 400 – 10 times its size from the inaugural year.. Read more >>>